Wellington College

Wellington College is one of the outstanding all-round co-educational schools in Britain for boarding and day pupils.

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Wellington College

The College’s ethos is education of the whole child, engendering confidence, skills, an international outlook and the right attitudes to work, service and society that will set them apart as adults and help them succeed in their careers. The College’s experienced, high-quality teaching and pastoral staff are there to help each pupil be happy and fulfilled and achieve the very best for themselves in their academic work, in the Arts and in sport.

Category: Senior, Sixth Form

Pupils: Co-Education

Type: Day & Boarding

Religious Affiliation: Church of England

Roll: 625 Boys / 435 Girls

Age Range: 13-18 Years

Founded: 1853

Location Description

An attractive 400 acre woodland estate in Crowthorne.

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr J E L Dahl, MA

Contact for enquiries:Mr E B R Venables, Director of Admissions

Duke's Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire

Tel: 01344 444 013

Email: admissions@wellingtoncollege.org.uk



Chapel, concert room, Music School, Shabby Road Recording Studio, Music Library, concert hall, wind and brass centre. First class drama and arts facilities, including a theatre. All pupils are encouraged to participate in sports wherever they have an interest. Canoeing, basketball, fencing, polo and golf add to the range and allow the College to offer a breadth of sporting interest beyond the traditional games of rugby, cricket, hockey, football, rackets and athletics. Wellington has its own modern 9-hole golf course. There is a modern sports centre, two Astroturf pitches and a rackets court. Many trips and excursions are undertaken, both at home and abroad.


Many scholarships available, please contact the Admissions Office for full details.

Entrance Requirements

Scholarships, Common Entrance Examination or by special examination


2019/2020. Boarding Fees: £13,860 per term. Day Fees (in boarding house): £11,630 per term. Day Fees: £10,125 per term.



    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Morning: Saturday 21 Nov 2020 -

    For families who are unable to attend our Visitors Days we offer Master’s Receptions, which are smaller events for 25 to 30 families. These are organised on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. After an address by the Master and Director of Admissions, an informal Q&A is followed by a tour of the campus. Senior staff and pupils are on hand to help answer questions. For more details about availability or booking, please contact the Admissions Office on 01344 444 013 or admissions@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

    Please visit our website to register or contact the Admissions Office for details.


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        To win one Cambridge essay prize during the summer months may be considered fortunate: to win two suggests something special is happening. Step forward Wellington College’s English Literature student Mia, who recently won both Peterhouse’s Thomas Campion English Prize, and Trinity College’s Gould Prize for Essays in English Literature. Mia only joined Wellington College...

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      The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) has announced the winners of its annual awards. BSA unveiled the eleven winners at its Annual Conference for Heads, which took place virtually on 22 and 23 September. Wellington College was selected as the winner of the Wellbeing & Mental Health Initiative Award. Sedbergh School and Cottesmore Prep were highly...

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    • International Success for Wellington College...

      2019 was an extraordinary year for Wellington gymnast, Jasper S-G who in April competed in his first international for Great Britain in the 24th Junior Team Cup in Berlin. As well as contributing to the Under 18 team’s overall success, Jasper won an individual Bronze in the Vault. This achievement led to more international experience...

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